Bag and Possession Limits - Scalefish

Catch limits appear in the table below as a combined total for all species in a fish group.

Cleaning fish at sea is allowed.  For fish that have been filleted, two fillets are deemed to be the equivalent of one fish. Special rules apply for striped trumpeter and shark - see below.

Fish GroupBag Limit
Possession LimitBoat Limit
​Anglerfish​2​4​-
​Bait species (combined, including anchovy, sardine, sprats, hardyheads)
​50​100
​-
​Bait invertebrates (combined, including soldier crabs, marine worms and burrowing shrimp)
​50100​​-
Barracouta15​30-​
​Boarfish
24​-
​Bream5​10-​
​Cod
15​30-​
​Elephantfish2​4-​
​Flathead Sand and Tiger (combined)
20​30-​
​Flathead, Bluespotted and Rock (combined)
​5 (only 1 over 60cm)
​10​-
Flounder
15​30-​
Garfish15​30-​
​Groper, Blue
​0​0​-
Gurnard and Ocean Perch
​15​30​-
​Kingfish, Yellowtail
​5​10​-
Leatherjacket
10​20-​
Mackerel and Redbait
​30​60​-
​Marlin​1​1​2
​Morwong, Banded (season applies)
2​4​​-
​Morwong, Jackass and Other
10​20​-​
Mullet
15​30​-
Pike, Longfin
15​30​-
​Prowfish​2​4​-
​Salmon, Atlantic
​1224
​-
​Salmon, Australian
​1530​​-
Shark - School and Gummy shark combined
2​2 *see shark boat limit​
​Shark, Mako and Blue
​1​2​2
Sharks and Rays - other combined excluding elephantfish 2​4*see shark boat limit​
*​Shark Boat Limit (all shark species combined)
All shark species - the dorsal and pectoral fins must remain attached until they are landed. See the shark finning diagram.
​-​-5​
Snapper5​10​-
​Snook​5​10​-
​Squid - Goulds
​15​30​-
​Squid - Southern Calamari
​10​20-​
​Swordfish, Broadbill
​1​1​2
​Tailor​5​10​-
​Trevalla, Blue-eye
​510​​25
​Trevally, Silver
​10​20​-
Trumpeter, Bastard​5​10​-
Trumpeter, Striped (season applies) Striped trumpeter must be landed whole with head and tail attached or as fillets with the frames.
​4​8​20
Tuna (Bluefin, Yellowfin, Bigeye)2​2​4 (only 2 over 1.5m)
Tuna, Albacore5​10-​
Tuna, Skipjack​10​20-​
​Velvet Fish, Red
​2​4​-
​Warehou​10​20​-
​Whiting, King George
5​​10​-
Whiting, Other
​15​30-​
Wrasse ​5​10-​
Scalefish not listed above, other than protected species
5​10​-

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